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Why Your High School Athlete Could Become a Part of a Wrongful Death Claim in Boise

Your son has played football for as long as you can remember. Although you know doing so is risky, you allow him to because he loves it so much. Unfortunately, high school sports are often dangerous, and your child could get hurt. A variety of different injuries could lead to a wrongful death claim in Boise.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Young people who aren’t even aware they have heart conditions are still at risk for experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest, or SCA. This devastating ailment is the leading cause of death in high school athletes. A seemingly healthy child can experience the cardiac arrest suddenly or after engaging in vigorous activity.

Concussions

More than ever before, coaches and parents are aware of the dangers of concussions. These injuries can occur after receiving a blow to the head, or falling and hitting the head. Sports-related concussions account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries suffered by American children.

Football isn’t the only sport that can cause concussions; basketball and soccer players also experience the injury. In fact, in 2012, 29,000 female soccer players experienced concussions, and 13,000 female basketball players experienced sports-related concussions.

Heat-Related Injuries

Heat exertion is also a danger to high school athletes. This condition often occurs when athletes train in high temperatures. Young people who are obese or overweight are prone to experiencing the condition; however, any child can suffer a heat-related injury.

The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices want to help you file your wrongful death claim. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer about your situation and to find out what we can do for you. If you know someone who has a student athlete, we encourage you to share this information with him or her!


Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer